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Undergraduate Course: Community Education Methods and Approaches: Developing Dialogue (EDUA10118)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will deepen the students understanding of the worker's educational role and will focus on developing dialogue through structured experiences in the various forms and settings of community education practice.
Course description Participants on this course will consider how groups of learners may be helped to develop their capacity to think and act critically, and to support one another to develop strategies, tactics and practices in relation to desired change. Participants will also be required to develop appropriate teaching and learning techniques designed to foster dialogue.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Concepts and Controversies in Community Education (EDUA08064) AND An Introduction to Research in Community Settings (EDUA08065) AND Community Education Professional Practice 1 (EDUA08066)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) A 4,000 word essay on developing an educational intervention with a real or imaginary group. The essay will provide theoretical justification for the curriculum design.

Please note that 10% (+/-) is dependent on participation in case-study task.
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Distinguish between different approaches to informal educational work in the field of Community Education and explain the importance of making implicit purposes explicit in professional contexts.
  2. Demonstrate critical awareness of and skills in structuring educational experiences in community education contexts, using people's experience as part of an educational intervention.
  3. Develop a body of critical knowledge in the field of community education .
  4. Design a structured dialogue.
  5. Articulate the concept of praxis.
Reading List
Galloway, V (2013) Teaching Popular Education. Freirean Rhizome. Volume 14 2013.

Anderson, L., Boud, D and Cohen R (2004) Experience Based Learning, in Foley, G (ED) Understanding Adult Education and Training. Second Edition. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 225-239.

Smith, M (2009) Facilitating learning and change in groups and group sessions.

Shor, I (1999) What is Critical Literacy?

Brookfield, S (1995) The Getting of Wisdom: What Critically Reflective Teaching is and Why It¿s Important¿The+Getting+Of+Wisdom¿.pdf

Smith, M K (2001) ¿Dialogue and Conversation¿, the encyclopedia of informal education,

Stanfield, B (2011) The Art of Focused Conversation

Ledwith, M (2007) On being critical: uniting theory and practice through emancipatory action research. Educational Action Research. Vol 15, No 4 pp597-611.

Galloway, V., Reeves, S and Somerville, N (2011) ALP Since 1990: a flowering of cultural action. In Kirkwood, G and Kirkwood C (2011) Living Adult Education: Freire in Scotland. Second edition. Rotterdeam: Sense.

Plus additional course reading as outlined in the Course Booklet.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Timetable is arranged annually
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Course organiserMr Vernon Galloway
Tel: (0131 6)51 6640
Course secretaryMrs Lesley Spencer
Tel: (0131 6)51 6373
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